INFINITE BUILD UP TRAINING ACTIVITY

This is a possession based game with built-in mechanisms to implicitly direct players to hold the ball after a mark and also to wait for free options to become available. It uses 3 connected playing area’s and multiple balls to keep psychological and physical requirements high, such as in a game. Feel free to alter...

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STUDY WEEK – SCIENTIFICALLY BACKED METHOD TO IMPROVING KICK PROFICIENCY

Pre-Season 2023 is just around the corner and with a new year should come new idea’s. To really amp up new idea’s if you can source those that are evidence-based then you’ll really be onto something. This post will provide both of those aspects and will allow you as coach, to maximise your training environment...

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STOPPAGE CONTEST TRAINING ACTIVITY

This is a great training activity to nail the basics of winning the contest at stoppage, especially for lesser experienced players regardless of age. It takes a tiny slice of the game and narrows the focus so players only need to focus on a few learning points so as not to overstretch too much and...

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4v4+2 TRAINING ACTIVITY

This is a pretty simple possession focused activity that can be performed in smaller area with handball or bigger area’s with kicking. The main difference to these types of training activities is that it includes 2 neutral offensive players that simply stay on offense and assist whatever team is in possession. The neutrals can also...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – USING NUMBER ADVANTAGES

This scenario specifically deals with a number advantage for your team, as well as a decent amount of space of which to work in, which should make that advantage even greater if utilised. This is a very simple scenario to set up and you can extend this as is shown in the video to forwards...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – DEFENDING WITH NUMBERS

As I’ve mentioned previous times before, and what you may have noticed yourself, is that at local footy teams will defend with more players than they attack with most of the time,meaning they’ll have extra’s behind ball before they have extra’s in front of the ball. This is great for reducing the opposition from scoring...

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3 ZONES OF FOOTBALL – TRAINING FORWARD PRESSURE

About a month ago I posted about the 3 zones of football and how you could use it to guide your training more specifically than you currently do and today we’re going to have a look at how to that in regards to training to apply huge forward pressure which gives you increased game time...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – TEASING DISTANCE

This scenario is taken from an actual game but is really a multi-part play consisting of: 1 – Defensive Transition Positioning to Create Enticing Teasing Distance 2 – Offensive Transition Positioning to Create Enticing Pass Option + Engage Multiple Defenders Around You This will present itself in a game at various times but it’s also...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – PLAYING TOO FAST WHEN NOT DEEP ENOUGH

This game/training scenario piggy backs off off from yesterdays lengthening the ground scenario bit in the maybe the most important spot on the ground to get right. The kick inside forward 50 is the most critical kick in football but that can be set up by what you do with the ball and your players...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – LENGTHENING THE GROUND

In 2022 footy is played completely different how it used to be played in 80’s and 90’s when I was a kid. The disappointing this is that it’s still often coached that way and nuances of the game that were evident back then have faded out of the game as new ball/player movement tactics have...

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